Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations, The Mom Part

Nature vs. Nurture

Anyone who has children knows that the whole nature vs. nurture argument is practically moot. No matter on which side of the argument your loyalties tend to be, your own children are likely to make you question your own position. According to Saul McLeod, In practice hardly anyone today accepts either of the extreme positions.  There… Continue reading Nature vs. Nurture

Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations

Death Calls Me Home

The Wolfe once declared that you can't go home again, but I've found that to be painfully untrue. Here, in the early dusk of Life, Loved Ones continue to fade away ... like leaves and first loves and morning glories under the setting sun. Each sad and grateful passing beckons my beleaguered bones back to the bittersweet haunts of my very first Grand Adventures.… Continue reading Death Calls Me Home

Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations, The Mom Part

Parenthood: Prognosis Shitstorm

When I was a little girl, my family and I were caught in the midst of Hurricane Alicia which killed 21 people and caused over 2 billion dollars in damage. It was terrifying to be sure; but I was a naive kid, so it was also very exciting. The grownups were absolutely horrified, but my cousins… Continue reading Parenthood: Prognosis Shitstorm

Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations, The Mom Part

iDeath

Death is ugly no matter how it's delivered. And the entire notion of  "death with dignity" completely baffles me. I can find nothing dignified about it. It's awful. It's tragic. And it hurts like hell. Death is totally FUBAR regardless of its setting, reasons, or duration. Even martyrdom and the noblest of sacrifices are hideous and… Continue reading iDeath

Life & Whatnot, My Family, Random Observations, Sunday Reflections, The Mom Part

Life Goes Strong

Less than twenty-four hours ago, my father-in-law died. Two of my sister's grandchildren burned to death in a house fire this morning. Of course, our families are devastated and the weight of so much sadness had me sitting at my desk with my head in my hands wondering just how much emotional pain and turmoil people… Continue reading Life Goes Strong

My Family, The Avon Part, The Mom Part

I’m Not Sure I Can Work from Home with Little Ones in Tow

As you know, I have seven children. Three of whom were born after I started my independent business with Avon over ten years ago. All three were high risk babies (the first two were premature twins and the last was a NICU baby); yet I never missed an order -- in fact, I'm happy to say that I've… Continue reading I’m Not Sure I Can Work from Home with Little Ones in Tow